I got this error on all our extranet sites when I opened up the Audit Log Reports within Site Settings
The specified web does not contain a reporting metadata list. at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Internal.Utility.UniqueListManager.GetList(String strSaveName, SPWeb webSaveLocation, Boolean fThrowIfNotFound, Ids messageOnError) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Internal.Utility.UniqueListManager.GetList(String strSaveName, SPWeb webSaveLocation, Ids messageOnError) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Reporting.ReportingGallery.ReportingGalleryConstructor(SPWeb web) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Reporting.ReportingGallery..ctor(SPSite site) at Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Reporting.ApplicationPages.RunReports.OnLoad(EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint)
Now there a couple of things that these sites have in common :
- they all have the same features activated
- they have all been migrated from WSSv2 to WSSv3
- they all are based on the Meeting Workspace template (MPS)
First thing I did was activating all sorts of MOSS features, both on sitecollection and site level. That did not work..
Second thing I did was creating a new sitecollection using the meeting workspace template and opened up the Audit Log Reports.. that did not work..
Thirdly I created a new sitecollection using the basic teamsite template and then opened up the Audit Log Reports.. and.. it worked!
So back to our intranet where hopefully we can reproduce the error we have :
- migrated sites from WSSv2 to WSSv3
- migrated and new sites based on the Meeting Workspace Template (MPS)
- migrated and new sites based on the Basic Team Site (STS)
It failed for all the sites that used the MPS template and it worked for all the sites that used the STS template!
Googling the subject only returned results that the reporting feature was not properly provisioned for custom site templates:
Inside a Support Incident- SharePoint site templates and auditing, the quickfix he provides involves using STSADM to force the activation of the Reporting feature on the sitecollection. Unfortunately this does not fix our problem..
I will keep you posted about the solution!